Located near Peradeniya, Embekke Devalaya is said to have been built in the 14th-15th century AD. Though originally built as a Audience hall for the Gampola kings, it was later converted into a temple attributed to the Hindu warrior god Kataragama(known more commonly as Lord Muruga).
Quite a small complex, the place can be covered in under an hour. The wood carvings on the entrance arch is something to be seen. One can find a couple of locals in the temple who will be happy to explain the historical significance of the place.
There is a entrance fee of 300SLR for the temple.
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